Saturday, November 07, 2009

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Cross-posted from and part of the interview series.

Date: Thurday, November 12th, 2009
5:00m Pacific / 8:00pm Eastern / 1:00am GMT next day (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event.

Join Steve Hargadon as he talks with Larry Cuban, Emeritus Professor of Education at Stanford University, and the author of the 2001 book “Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom.” His blog is at, and a previous interview Steve did with him is documented at

In his own words: "I am a former high school social studies teacher (14 years), district superintendent (7 years) and university professor (20 years). I have published op-ed pieces, scholarly articles and books on classroom teaching, history of school reform, how policy gets translated into practice, and teacher and student use of technologies in K-12 and college.

"My most recent research projects have been a study of school reform in Austin (TX) 1954-2009 and of a large comprehensive high school in Mapleton (CO) being converted into several small ones between 2001-2009. The Austin book, As Good As It Gets, will come out early 2010. The Mapleton study was done with Gary Lichtenstein, Arthur Evenchik, Martin Tombari, and Kristen Pozzoboni and will be published in 2010 with the title Against the Odds.

"Currently, I am studying a high school where teachers and students have had 1:1 laptops for the past four years."